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friday and those who mourn their children and those who mourn their family members who lost their lives. >> eliot: it has been heroic, a moment of national mourning. the beginning of a national conversation. you've been a major participant in this as we try to get our arms around gun control. you've spoken so eloquently in your op-ed today part of which we read, where do you think there is going to be a point of agreement, a consensus that will permit congress to actually pass bills? >> eliot i'm really, this evening, going to plead or make a plea and the pleading that i'm going to do and the plea that i make is that this is an american discussion. this is a dialogue among americans. not democrats republicans independents, i happen to have a new district that includes rural areas of texas in an urban congressional district so i'm in essence going to multitask on the issues i'm going to be involved in. but i'm going to ask americans who have responsibility for policy to do as i've done. to take a look at this shee
. the bipartisan tradition around disability is longstanding, and i think it's mourn. it's one of those few issues that traditionally both republicans and democrats can agree on, and i hope we can get back to that point. a lot of work need to be done in the republican party for us to get there. >> eliot: your point is so well taken. there should be no disagreement about extending rights to those with disabilities. this is not a partisan issue. it has not been historically a partisan issue. whom will you call? where will you begin when you go and reach out to the republican party and say guys, go back to your roots. you just lost an election because of the narrowness of your vision. expand it. who will you talk to? >> you know what? i will talk to everyone and anyone who will listen. we work he very closely with former senator dole, and i couldn't believe as he was sitting there in the senate, and republican after republican voted against something that was so important so near and dear to his heart with former governor dick thornberg who is an amazing ally to folks with disabilities. i had dinner
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